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Odisha health minister resigns over SUM fire, and clamour goes up Naven Patnaik's head too

The BJP filed a police complaint against the chief minister on Thursday demanding legal action against him.

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At least 23 patients died and several were injured after a fire broke out in the dialysis ward and adjoining ICU of the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital. (Biswanath Swain | EPS)
SUM Hospital de-empanelled after blaze, promoter taken on police remand

State govt de-empanelled IMS and SUM Hospital at Bhubaneswar, four days after a fire mishap claimed 24 lives.

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For representational purpose
454 people, 388 elephants died in man-animal conflict in Odisha in 6 years

Odisha has seen deaths of 454 people, 2261 animals, including 388 elephants in the last six years. 

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The state government has filed two FIRs and police have arrested four employees of the hospital in connection with the fire mishaps.. (Biswanath Swain | EPS)

Odisha SUM hospital inferno: Death toll rises to 24

With another person succumbing to his injuries on Friday, the death toll in the deadly SUM hospital inferno has risen to 24.  The deceased are identified…

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DG of ICG reviews coastal security

Director General (DG) of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Rajendra Singh on Thursday reviewed the coastal security mechanism during his two-day visit to Paradip.

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5 mini stadiums to be ready by Nov

The work on five mini stadiums which are being developed by the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) at different parts of the city is going on in full swing.

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4 former ITDA officials convicted

Special Vigilance Judge of Bhawanipatna sentenced four former officials of ITDA, Bhawanipatna to two years of rigorous imprisonment on Thursday for misappropriating…

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Talcher mines open as agitators call off stir

The State has lost a revenue of C20 crore while Centre’s loss was C60 crore in four days of strike

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Medicines on the roof of medicine store of District Headquarters Hospital I Express
Medicine stock spills over to DHH roof

Thousands of strips of medicines, injection ampoules, disposable syringes, syrups in bottles and needles have been found on the roof of medicine store…

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Dalkhai dancer Gurbari Mirdha dead

Popular Dalkhai dancer Gurbari Mirdha died at her home in M Gandpali village under Birjepur police limits in the district on Thursday. She was 70.

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SUM chief's village in shock

The news of the arrest of Manoj Nayak, a promoter of SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, on Thursday sent shock waves in his native Balurea village under Pattamundai block of Kendrapara district.

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No development, no vote, vow villagers

People of villages under two blocks in Koraput  district threaten not to vote in panchayat polls

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Show cause slapped on SUM

Management of the private hospital asked to submit reply within one week

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Cops draw action plan to fight ganja farming

Odisha Police chalked out an action plan for prevention and destruction of illegal cannabis and poppy cultivation at a high level meeting held here on Thursday.

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Odisha waiting for central share to settle crop insurance claims

Even as the State Government has released its share of about Rs 760 crore towards crop insurance claims of the farmers for 2015 kharif season, the Centre…

20 Oct 2016

Rescue operations underway after a fire broke out in the dialysis ward of Bhubaneswar's SUM Hospital killing at least 23 patients (File|Biswanath Swain)
SUM Hospital promoter surrenders, sent on two-day police remand

Promoter of Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital Dr Manoj Ranjan Nayak, who reportedly had been evading arrest for last two days, surrendered before the police.

20 Oct 2016

After 10 years and 5 months, farming resumes in Singur

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s struggle came a full circle after 10 years and five months on Thursday…

20 Oct 2016

Medical Superintendent of SUM Hospital Pusparaj Samantaray at produced at SDJM Court | By special arrangement
Complaint filed against Odisha CM for SUM Hospital fire mishap

The State BJP on Thursday filed a complaint against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik holding him responsible for the SUM Hospital fire mishap that claimed 21 lives.

20 Oct 2016

Manoj Nayak's supporters protesting in front of Khandagiri Police Station. | EPS
SUM Hospital fire: Trustee of SOA charitable trust Manoj Nayak surrenders 

Sources said Nayak surrendered at the Khandagiri Police Station at about 3.30 AM.

20 Oct 2016

NHRC posers to State Govt on blaze mishap

In the aftermath of the tragic fire mishap at SUM Hospital in the State Capital, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has stepped in to ask some…

20 Oct 2016

Fire safety squad in  Cuttack

Following the tragic fire mishap at Sum Hospital which claimed 20 lives, the district administration has formed a special squad to check fire safety measures…

20 Oct 2016